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Pedroncelli

Pedroncelli
2011 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Port Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 9%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$20

Pedroncelli
2011 Four Grapes Vintage Port, Dry Creek Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate Dessert

Category: Port Vintage

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 9%
Dark indigo color. Fruity, toasty rubbery vinous aromas and flavors of raisinettes, mocha - roasted nuts, planked oak, and petrol with a chewy, sharp, sweet full body and a hot, appealing, short finish with coarse, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: raisinettes, mocha - roasted nuts, planked oak, and petrol
Taste Flavor: raisinettes, mocha - roasted nuts, planked oak, and petrol
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Fruit Cake, German Chocolate Cake, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Highly Recommended

The Producer

J. Pedroncelli Winery

The Producer
1220 Canyon Rd
Geyserville, CA 95441
USA
1 707-857-3531

Port Vintage

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Vintage Port refers to authentic Port from Portugal that is made entirely from a single vintage. Each port house makes their own decision on whether not to declare a particular vintage. Production is small and represents only about two percent of all Port produced in the Douro region.

There are five principal grapes allowed in vintage port, the same as in other styles of Port. These are: Tinta Barroca, Tinta Cão, Tinta Roriz, Touriga Francesa and Touriga Nacional.

A vintage port is aged for a maximum of two and a half years; when it is released, it has a deep, inky purple color and is deeply concentrated. These are not wines for immediate consumption, but rather wines that need at least a decade or two before they are ready for drinking.

While every vintage is special, certain years such as 1963, 1966, 1970, 1980 and 1994 are exceptional; some of these will peak near their fiftieth birthday. Enjoy on their own or with walnuts or aged cheeses.